The Embassy of Bangladesh in the Netherlands hosted a business seminar at the Embassy premises in the Hague yesterday to promote business and investment between the two countries.
About 30 Dutch entrepreneurs of Bangladeshi origin while taking part in the seminar expressed the opinion that this is the right time to utilize the untapped potential of Bangladesh.
They said, Bangladesh’s untapped potential could be a big opportunity for Dutch national/residents of Bangladesh origin to unleash their knowledge and talents to build bridges of business and investments between the two countries.
Bangladesh Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal in his address highlighted the prevailing opportunities and incentives for expatriates if they wish either to expand or begin new businesses in Bangladesh. Ambassador Belal highlighted Bangladesh’s geo-strategic location in between India and China with ASEAN common market next door. He encouraged them to make smart investments in Bangladesh keeping an eye on its location in the centre of an emerging Asia.
The Dutch Experts from Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Annette Weijman and Marco van Hagen made presentations highlighting different provisions and funds available to the Dutch businessmen if they wish to expand their business in Bangladesh.
The Speakers said, the Dutch Residents of Bangladesh origin could work as a readily available conduit for more joint ventures between the Netherlands and Bangladesh.
Innovative initiatives like ICT and logistic outsourcing, ETP sourcing from the Netherlands, employing chefs from Bangladesh, bike manufacturing etc. were discussed at the seminar as future opportunities.
At the seminar, Dutch NRBs reiterated their resolve to work for promoting business relations between the two countries and upholding the image of brand Bangladesh.